My little girl and I set out to test some Touring Plan ideas for the Magic Kingdom today and met some great characters along the way. If you’d like to see the results of our test, just check out my Facebook page.
It’s difficult to assume that every character will offer some type of meet and greet opportunity during the upcoming 24 hour day, but May 23-24 could bring some great rare characters to the Magic Kingdom from 6:00 am to 6:00am. Disney is calling the event “Rock Your Disney Side: 24 Hours.” Guests are encouraged to wear costumes. Let me advise you that it will be VERY HOT and VERY CROWDED that day, so wear something that is cool and breathes well. I would personally avoid face paint or masks too. If you are wearing some type of hat, you might want to cut holes in the top for the hot air to escape. I will try to be a little creative with my Disney Bounding that day and welcome advice, but it must be KtP. Continue reading
We purchased the Universal Photo Connect pass for Annual Passholders, which allows us to have unlimited photo access to the major meet and greets and on-ride photos at Universal Orlando recently. As a part of this package, we get unlimited downloads for some of the some meets like Spider-Man at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. When one usually takes this photo on their own, they are presented with just a green screen background which is kind of boring, unless you have photoshop skills.
We met Minion Bob right after experiencing Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida on February 21, 2014. There’s a little dance room immediately after the ride and the characters sometimes stop to pose with families. They usually aren’t out the first or last hour of the day.
What’s Anna and Elsa’s schedule?
As of today, February 23, Anna and Elsa move back to another 9:00 am start time. It’s been rather confusing with them switching the schedule back and forth each week, but they are supposed to continue with the 9:00 am opening for the foreseeable future and hope to expand from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm soon. I recommend arriving at Epcot one hour before park opening and making a run to their location. Get a Fastpass+ for either Test Track or Soarin’ and riding the other late at night. If you are willing to split your party, you could FP+ Soarin and do Test Track as Single Rider. Continue reading
We had the opportunity to meet the great Greek demi-god Hercules at Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion today. He only appeared for one day only in preparation for an upcoming event. Some were saying it’s a Cast Member event, while other hoped it would be for the upcoming Marathon. I’m not positive, I just know you shouldn’t expect to find him at Epcot again any time soon.
While I was on my journey to meet all the Princes on Valentine’s Day yesterday, I came across 3 prominent Citizens of the Magic Kingdom. I had personally never stopped to meet Francis or Mabel, so I took a moment to greet them and snap some photos.
UPDATE: I have friends who reported waits in excess of 165 minutes for Flynn Rider and used Fastpass+ to meet them and it took them 90 minutes!
Some of Disney’s most popular Princes made a special appearance today to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Magic Kingdom. It was kind of funny, because the Cast Members were either being really coy about the experience in an attempt to keep the somewhat surprise or they had no knowledge who would be available.
Upon reaching the TTC, they had a bunch of pretty red and white Valentine’s Day balloons. Most of them were totally gone by lunch.